How is everyone today? The first week of school is almost over. We had changes at work too. Monday was the day children moved into new rooms with new teachers. Our baby room stayed mostly the same. Two of our boys went up to next room and next Monday my partner comes back with her baby. A fresh start for everyone. Kind of exciting I think. It has been fun watching the older kids get ready for the school bus, I can see them outside the nursery window. The new kindergarteners and new first graders. One of our teachers has a daughter who started middle school. It makes me emotional to watch them all growing up. We have a small staff and of the nine full time employees, 6 of us have kids at the daycare. Either in one of the classrooms or in the Before and After School program. Those who don't have their own children definitely love the kids there like they were their own, so it has been a big week for all of us.
Autumn started first grade. I feel like she was just born and now she is a big kid. Here she is on the first day.
Walmart to get school supplies and she picked out some fabric. I thought the fabric was kind of loud, but she is six. If a six year old can't get away with it then who can? On Tuesday evening I looked through Ravelry for a crochet pattern for the bodice. She wanted me to crochet part of it and I love it when she asks me to make her clothes. I could not find a pattern that seemed just right, so I sat down and figured one out. Yesterday I got off work a little early and came home and made her this dress.
She had to pose out in our front yard too. I was ready to get going, but she wanted her photo taken by the tree.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tuesday again. School starts today for my little one. She is now a first grader. She has officially left her babyhood behind. I love watching her grow, but I am a little melancholy over how quickly it is all happening. I don't have a first day of school photo, no one is awake yet. It is only 4:30 in the morning.
My progress for the week looks a lot like last weeks progress. I joined all the squares for the fourth strip and made all the squares for the fifth strip. I sewed in all the ends on all of the squares. Yay. Here is this weeks progress.
This is my One-A-Day blanket and Carole hosts a link party on her blog. Go see what cool things everyone else is making. Talk to you soon.
Monday, August 20, 2012
How is everyone today? Our weather has finally cooled off a bit and it is really nice. Autumn and I walk to work every morning unless it is raining really hard. School starts tomorrow and she will walk to work with me and then take the school bus from there. I really enjoy the walk.
I love the windmill behind this garage.
I have been trying to redecorate our room before my partner gets back from maternity leave. She comes back on August 27. This weekend I am going in to paint and do a mural on the dividing wall. I will post photos of it when done. This is the beginning of the makeover. Our room is called the Bumble Bees, so I had to make a flower and a bumble bee. It is the first thing you see when you walk in.
I start each work day with the walk and then spend 8 hours in this room with my little friends. How do you start your day? Talk to everyone tomorrow.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
How has everyone been this week? I love these groups that keep me motivated. I have 13 things left on my list, and this one is more than half way done. I have been crocheting up a storm. I have finished another strip of 20 squares for my Granny Love Blanket, I made a ripple. The ripple was a gift, but it was also a test run for some Christmas presents. I made 11 more flowers for my Japanese Flower Scarf. Here it is.
The Second Year of Projects with the Come Blog Along group on Ravelry. If you are a crocheter or knitter and don't know about Ravelry, you are really missing out on a cool thing. Go check it out and see what everyone else is working on. I will talk to everyone soon. Have a great Sunday.